Coding Form, Forming Code

Art Papers

Coding Form, Forming Code

Tuesday, 11 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 153A-C Session Chair: Victoria Szabo, Duke University


The Bailey-Derek Grammar: Recording the Craft of Wire-Bending in the Trinidad Carnival

This paper presents a visual description of the dying, non-western craft of wire bending in the Trinidad Carnival. Developed from site visits, interviews, observations, and visual examination wire-bent artifacts in Trinidad, it records materials, steps, and rules in this craft practice for its preservation and perpetuity.

Vernelle Noel
Pennsylvania State University

Yturralde: Impossible Figure Generator

An interview with José María Yturralde about his arrival into the field of computer art in 1968, as well as the process involved in the creation of impossible figures. The paper analyzes Yturralde’s contribution through a modern software interpretation while inspecting the historical aspects in which it developed.

Esteban Garcia Bravo
Purdue University

Jorge Garcia
Purdue University

Light Pattern

Light Pattern is a programming language in which one communicates with the machine through photographs, a process that explores the nuance and affect inherent in all code.

Daniel Temkin
Independent Artist